PORT MOUTON LIGHTHOUSE

This lighthouse is called Spectacle Island Lighthouse by the community.

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Port Mouton Lighthouse, on Spectacle Island, c. 1925
Photos - © Courtesy Paul Robison


Location


PORT MOUTON I - Light Details

  • Location: On northeastern point of Spectacle Island
  • Standing: This light is no longer standing.
  • Operating: This light is no longer operating.
  • Began: 1873
  • Year Lit: 1873
  • Structure Type: Square wood tower, white, red iron lantern
  • Tower Height: 020ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 055ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse

  • 1883 - fixed red, 10m - 1922 - 4th order dioptric lens, fixed white, 11m, 20ft
  • 1930 - hand fog horn in answer to vessels
  • 1960 - listed at 28ft, probably later a new tower
  • 1992 - flashing white (10s)

PORT MOUTON II - Light Details

  • Location: On northeastern point of Spectacle Island
  • Standing: This light is still standing.
  • Operating: This light is operational
  • Automated: All operating lights in Nova Scotia are automated.
  • Date Automated: Automated by 1993
  • Began: 1937
  • Year Lit: 1937
  • Structure Type: Square wood tower, white, white wood lantern
  • Light Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 028ft feet high.
  • Light Height: 055ft feet above water level.


History Items for This Lighthouse


1937 - replaced original tower of 1873

Highlights

  • County: Queens
  • Region: South Shore
  • Body of Water: Port Mouton
  • Scenic Drive: Lighthouse Route
  • Site Access: By Boat
  • Characteristic: Flashing White (1992)
  • Tower Height: 028 ft
  • Height Above Water: 055 ft
  • Latitude: 43~55~05.6
  • Longitude: 64~48~14.4
  • Off Shore: Yes
  • Still Standing: Yes
  • Still Operating: No

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